Belgium-based SEA-Invest group is planning to build a new tanker terminal at the port of Antwerp’s Delwaide dock, with an investment of €250m.
In the first phase, the tanker will have a storage capacity of 750,000m³ for refined products, with plans to add more capacity in the second phase.
During the two-year construction phase, the project is expected to create 500 jobs, and 50 new full-time equivalent jobs will be created once the project completes.
Furthermore, SEA-Invest subsidiary SEA-Tank Terminal will build an additional tank capacity at Delwaide dock in order to serve its customer, Total.
To be built with an investment of €100m, the terminal, which was acquired from Independent Maritime Terminal (IMT), will be shifted from Antwerp port’s Hansa dock to Delwaide dock.
Antwerp Port Authority CEO Eddy Bruyninckx said: “Thanks to the huge interest in the port area we have been able to select projects that offer the highest added value for the port area as a whole.
“The waterfront sites have been reserved for candidates that will generate large freight volumes and so make maximum use of the available maritime infrastructure.
“As for the non-waterfront sites we have opted for candidates that will help to further develop the chemical and petrochemical cluster.”
US-based terminal operator Zenith Energy is planning to invest €250m in port of Antwerp, with an aim to expand its presence in the region.
As part of the investment, Zenith will build a 1250m-long quay across an area of 307,000m², located at the port’s Right bank of Scheldt.
Once approved, Zenith will build 500,000m³ of storage capacity in the first phase, and will expand the same to 1,000,000m³.
The company currently has presence in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and plans to have a second location in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA) region.
Image: Delwaide dock at port of Antwerp, Belgium. Photo: courtesy of MPET terminal.